A major outlet of the government-media enterprise is reporting today on the "alleged perks" for Sarah Palin related to a speaking engagement in California. They and their fellow-travelers are busy making hay out of a portion of a draft copy of a confidential contract "recovered" from a dumpster. If any of them actually took the time to think, they'd quickly figure out a few things to keep them from looking sillier than they already do.
Anybody who's ever done event management knows that the type of aircraft is generally specified for good reason. A Lear 60 or equivalent is probably required to allow a non-stop flight, or to meet a flight-time requirement. Most event insurance requires a pressurized aircraft, at the very least.
Anybody who's ever flown long-distance commercial knows that biz-class/first-class is easier to get in and out of, easier to secure, has quicker access to baggage claim, and is generally a little quicker out of the airport.
Bendable straws make it easier to put the straws in the bottle and still fit on the shelf of a podium.
And unless you're a media-hungry faux-celebrity or liberal who isn't happy unless you're surrounded by paparazzi and the mainstream media, why wouldn't you want your room booked under an alias?
I would have expected greater concern from the government-media enterprise about California college students taking to dumpster-diving to make ends meet - wink-wink nudge-nudge. But hey, it gives California Attorney General, gubernatorial candidate and media bimbo Moonbeam free air and publicity for his candidacy, and 24/7 coverage of the kind of case New York Attorney General, erstwhile gubernatorial candidate and fellow media bimbo Andrew Cuomo could only dream of - cue the hypocritical tut-tutting from the leftosphere.... I doubt this contract came out of a dumpster, or that the "students" concern was for "transparency".
The MSM's rush to extend legitimacy to this bit of Calfornia-style political theatre should be embarrassing. This isn't news, it's the high-tech lynching of an uppity Republican who refuses kowtow to the libosphere.
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, especially when California college students are forced to dumpster dive to survive.